Open Book: ON YOUR FEET!'s Bookwriter Alexander Dinelaris Finds Songs To Move Stories Forward
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

Writing musicals with existing song catalogs presents unique challenges. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/9/2016
by - May 9, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/9/2016. (more...)

Check Out Quotables from THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON - Week of 5/2
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2016

Below, check out quotables from NBC's 'THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON' for the week of May 2-9. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Director and Co-Creator Tina Landau
by Misha Davenport - May 24, 2016

Broadway World Chicago goes for a deep dive all the way to Bikini Bottom all this week with our coverage of the new show THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL. Today we sit down with director and co-creator Tina Landau. (more...)

Christina Aguilera & More to Lend Voices to New Discovery Series HELLO WORLD
by TV News Desk - May 24, 2016

Discovery Channel announced a new family-friendly series from some of today's hottest recording artists; it was announced today by Rich Ross, Group President of Discovery Channel, Animal Planet, and Science Channel. (more...)

The Global Work & Travel Co. Brings the Yacht to Their Customers
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

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New Fitness App SKWOD Helps Fitness Trainers Sell Workout Plans
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Fitness is big business, as the industry is worth over USD $85 bn globally. The fitness DVD market is worth $3 bn and personal training worth $10 bn in the USA alone. Platforms like Instagram are disrupting and challenging traditional sources of health and fitness inspiration, empowering consumers to get fit in their living rooms, parks and anywhere they have a wifi connection. Instagram currently has over 400 million monthly active users, and growth is showing no signs of slowing down. This social network for sharing photos has become the place for the newly termed 'fitspo' movement (short for fitness inspiration), and where users have already tagged over 130 million photos with the hashtag '#fitness' (#kimkardashian has been tagged only 3.4 million times to give some perspective). (more...)

VIDEO: Just Keep Swimming! Watch All-New FINDING DORY Trailer
by Movies News Desk - May 24, 2016

Walt Disney Studios shared an all-new trailer for FINDING DORY. Disney•Pixar's feature animated film swims into theaters June 17, 2016. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Katy Fraggos - Are You Setting Yourself Up for Fitness Success?
by Guest Blogger: Katy Fraggos - May 24, 2016

Almost everyone has that one day where they say to themselves, "That's it. I have to get back in shape." (Or at least something to that extent.) So, you know you need to get back into shape. But, where do you start? Most people start by saying they need to lose 10lbs by their vacation… which is 2 weeks away. Let me stop there. We need to take it back a few notches and think this one through and come up with a better approach that will set you up for fitness success rather than failure! (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, Julie Larson Accepts RENT Tonys For Her Brother Jonathan, 1996
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

The sister of RENT's late author gives an inspiring message for those who are still scraping by for their art. (more...)

Scoop: HOUDINI & DOYLE on FOX - Monday, May 23, 2016
by - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on HOUDINI & DOYLE, airing on FOX on Monday, May 23, 2016! (more...)

What Morley Safer Got Right About Contemporary Art
by Barry Kostrinsky - May 23, 2016

It was odd watching the pre-memorial segment on 60 minutes a week ago about a soon to die Morley Safe. It felt like a Monty Python sketch and I expected Morley to blurt out, " I'm not dead yet." (more...)

VIDEO: Terrence Jenkins Announces ‘Miss USA' Hosting Gig on THE TALK
by - May 23, 2016

Television host and actor Terrence Jenkins makes a big announcement today on “The Talk,” saying, “I am going to be the new host of Miss USA this year. (more...)

BWW Weighs In: Living with DR (Diastasis Recti)
by Mindy Hayward - May 23, 2016

The woman I saw in the photo looked like she was about 3 months pregnant! Say WHAT?! Let me be clear…I am NOT pregnant. No way. I am very much enjoying calling my body my own right at the moment. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/23/2016
by - May 23, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/23/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Writer Nathanael William Stolte
by Mark C. Lloyd - May 23, 2016

Nathanael William Stolte is a madcap, DIY, Buffalo poet. His first chapbook 'A Beggar's Book of Poems' published by LastFirstPress-PrintCollective came out in the summer of 2015. He has been a featured poet at Third Wednesday, ECC, and Buffalo State College. Also, in Cleveland, Ohio at Guide to Kulture Book Store. He is one of the founding members of Cringe-Worthy Poets Collective. CWPCollective Press is the kitchen table press he and the Cringers started this year. His second chapbook 'Bumblebee Petting Zoo' and small collections of poems '9 By NWS' and '8 By NWS' were published this year (2016). He is currently working on a summer tour with the Cringers and John Dorsey, nine cities from New Jersey to New Mexico at the end of July. He travels to Kent and Cleveland Ohio for readings as well as Rochester New York. He hopes to expand to Syracuse New York and Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He describes his poetics as cathartic confessional or nostalgic reverie. He also co-hosts a monthly poetry circle at Rust Belt on Grant Street, every first Thursday of the month, always at 7pm. (more...)

Retirees Clear In New Survey: We Want To Stay In Our Homes
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

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BWW Interview: Patrick Page is Ruling the Underworld Downtown in NYTW's HADESTOWN
by Nicole Rosky - May 22, 2016

He's taken on Scar, Claude Frollo, the Green Goblin, and the Grinch... but his past characters are not all that bad (at least he doesn't see it that way). Now Patrick Page is back on stage at New York Theatre Workshop and this time it's all about the underworld. (more...)

DECADES APART: REFLECTIONS OF THREE GAY MEN Begins at the Onyx Theatre on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2016

Ryan Repertory Company (Founded 1972) and Film School Dropout Productions present an entertaining and adventurous multimedia performance, Decades Apart: Reflections of Three Gay Men by artist, performer and writer Rick Pulos and directed by Barbara Parisi. Visit www. decadesapart.org for more information. Decades Apart has been performed all over the United States including New York City, Los Angeles and San Francisco to acclaim as well as to surprising reactions. (more...)

BWW Interview: Finally Fanny- Shoshana Bean Gets Ready to Play Her Dream Role in FUNNY GIRL!
by Nicole Rosky - May 21, 2016

It's a role that she's been waiting her whole life to perform. Now Shoshana Bean is getting her chance. (more...)

Tickets Selling Fast for Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple Tour'; New Dates Added in U.S./Canada
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Tickets are selling fast for Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple Tour,' her largest North American tour in more than 25 years. Many shows have limited tickets available and additional dates have been added through November. (more...)

Quaker City Night Hawks Release New Album EL ASTRONAUTA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Quaker City Night Hawks – Sam Anderson and David Matsler on vocals and guitars, Pat Adams on bass, Aaron Haynes on drums — are a Southern band, to be sure. But it's not the South we've come to expect from Rock and Roll. Equally influenced by ZZ Top and science fiction, the Dallas Observer's Best Band of 2015 writes of landscapes both familiar and foreign, and they are set to deliver their 9-track 'El Astronauta' debut May 20 via Lightning Rod Records. (more...)

Sia Dives In, Singing 'Unforgettable' FINDING DORY End-Credit Song
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Singer-songwriter Sia is on board Disney•Pixar's FINDING DORY, performing the film's end-credit song, “Unforgettable.” (more...)

Entelo and The Sourcing Institute Reveal Winners of World's Greatest Sourcer 2016 Competition
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN at TheatreWorks Silicon Valley
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley closes its 2015/2016 season with the explosive new dramatic comedy, The Velocity of Autumn. This tender-hearted play by Eric Coble centers on an elderly artist locked in a volatile showdown with her family over where she'll spend her remaining years. In a wry, spirited quest to "not go gently" into a retirement home, Alexandra barricades herself in her brownstone with enough homemade Molotov cocktails to blow the entire block sky-high as she negotiates the terms of her future with a long-estranged son who has battles of his own. The Velocity of Autumn was declared "Wickedly funny and wonderfully touching" by Broadway World and "A tale that could resonate with a broad range of audiences as it touches on a sobering dilemma faced by families every day" by Variety. This production will be directed by Giovanna Sardelli with performances June 1-June 26 (press opening: June 4) at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Joe Walsh, Gary Clark, Jr. & More Set for 2016 TELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

As September 16-18 inches just a bit closer, the 23rd AnnualTELLURIDE BLUES & BREWS FESTIVAL reveals its 2016 artist lineup. Tickets are on-sale now here. (more...)

Virtual Artifacts Announces Hibe Launch
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Bulgogi Release Third Album "Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby"
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Psychedelic Post-Punk band Bulgogi have finally released their highly anticipated third album “Juan Dissed The Cyclops Baby”! (more...)

CBS's 48 HOURS to Present 'The Spymasters - CIA in the Crosshairs,' 5/21
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2016

What are the rules in the war on terror for America's spymasters? Will the next president bring back waterboarding as an “enhanced interrogation technique?” (more...)

24th International Duke Ellington Study Conference Launches Tomorrow in NYC
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The 24th International Duke Ellington Study Group Conference will be presented by the Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) in New York City starting tomorrow (Thursday, May 19) Duke Ellington and continuing through Sunday, May 22, 2016. (more...)

Openprise Announces Free Diagnostic Tool to Assess the Readiness of Companies' Lead & Contact Data for Marketing Automation, Account Based Marketing, & Predictive Analyt
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

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Fourth Annual Honolulu Ekiden & Music Festival Concert Set
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

The Fourth Annual Honolulu Ekiden and Music Festival announced today that the Japanese Pop music group SCANDAL will not be performing as planned at the concert at the Waikiki Shell. One of the band members (guitarist, Mami) has fallen ill and is unable to travel but the remaining members of the group will participate in the Ekiden race, running as "TEAM SCANDAL (OFFICIAL)."  (more...)

Cycli, the First Bluetooth Portable Cycle, Launches on Kickstarter
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Cycli, the World's first Bluetooth-enabled portable cycle, started pedaling its social exercise innovation on Kickstarter today. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater Names New Artistic Director of LCT3
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater, under the direction of Andre Bishop, has announced that Evan Cabnet has been named the new Artistic Director of LCT3, effective July 1. (more...)

Broadway Records to Release Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley's Live Feinstein's/54 Below Album in June
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Broadway Records has announced that they will release Emily Skinner & Alice Ripley: Unattached - Live at Feinstein's/54 Below digitally and in stores on June 17, 2016. The album is currently available for pre-order at www.BroadwayRecords.com and Amazon.com (more...)

Breaking News: David Hyde Pierce Will Join Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! Broadway Revival at Shubert Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

According to promotional art just released, Tony Award winner David Hyde Pierce will join the legendary Bette Midler in the upcoming Broadway revival of HELLO, DOLLY! which will take the Shubert Theatre next spring. Performances begin March 13, 2017, with an official opening night of April 20, 2017. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Walker - Community Outreach and High School Theatre
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Walker - May 17, 2016

In a tight-nit community like that which I am from, the members of the town are all very close. Adults and children alike collaborate during sporting events, stream clean-ups, and fun-runs. This dynamic within the community also means that the members of the town play an important role in our school's drama department. Schools with less money in the theatre budget are often prone to do-it-yourself projects and community outreach, telling a story with minimal financial input. Coming from a small, rural community, myself and my fellow actors are accustomed to assisting in most if not all aspects of the high school drama program. However, we would not be able to create our productions without the help of friends and family. Through experience, I have learned that making a production is often so deeply rooted in the community you have supporting you.  (more...)

Lifetime Celebrates 2016 Summer Olympics with New Docuseries GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES
by TV News Desk - May 17, 2016

The road to the Olympics starts at home, where extraordinary athletes and their families sacrifice everything for their dreams of glory in the new Lifetime docuseries, GOLD MEDAL FAMILIES (more...)

EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL to Rage at Equinox Theatre Company This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Equinox Theatre Company is thrilled to present the highly anticipated return of EVIL DEAD: THE MUSICAL. EVIL DEAD will be June 10 through July 16 with shows Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 PM. (more...)

ROOTS Event Series Kicks Off HISTORY's Summer Original Programming Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 16, 2016

Kicking off with the premiere of the highly anticipated event series 'ROOTS,' HISTORY is unveiling the most robust summer of original programming in the 21 year history of the network. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 5/16/2016
by - May 16, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 5/16/2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Dixie Longate of DIXIE'S TUPPERWARE PARTY at Holland Performing Arts Center
by Christine Swerczek - May 14, 2016

Dixie Longate is coming back to Omaha. Get ready to cough your teeth into your hand and buy some plastic crap from this top-selling Tupperware dealer! (more...)

BWW Feature: An Inside Look at Dr. Phillips Center's School of the Arts' Master Class
by Kimberly Moy - May 12, 2016

While you may think actors flock here to become princesses or superheroes, Orlando is also quickly becoming a training ground for up and coming talented students. The Dr. Phillips Center has been the two year reigning pinnacle of the Orlando theater arts scene. To complement this world-class facility, the School of the Arts sits behind the Dr. Phillips Center and hosts a variety of performing arts classes for all ages. (more...)

Xiu Xiu Covers John Congleton and the Nighty Nite
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Experimental darlings Xiu Xiu have just released a cover of acclaimed producer/artist John Congleton's “Just Lay Still,” one of the more bizarre tracks off John Congleton and the Nighty Nite's Until The Horror Goes. (more...)

Adult Swim Announces Multi-Platform Programming for 2016-17
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2016

Adult Swim, a division of Turner and basic cable's #1 home with millennials for over a decade, is once again departing from the ordinary, announcing two new slates of programming in advance of the Turner Upfront 2016 presentation (more...)

HOUSE ON A SWING is Released
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As a survivor herself of childhood abuse, author Victoria James knows the need for hope, charity and kindness. Her new book, House on a Swing, provides insight into overcoming abuse and rising above the past. (more...)

Bruce Springsteen Announces Dates for U.S. Stadium Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Rollingstone.com reports that the Boss is returning to America this summer as part of his ongoing River tour. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: What Do the Critics Think of Social Media? Matt Windman Finds Out in Excerpt from THE CRITICS SAY...
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

In The Critics Say...: 57 Theater Reviewers in New York and Beyond Discuss Their Craft and Its Future, Matt Windman, theater critic of the newspaper amNewYork, interviews dozens of other theater critics about their backgrounds, how they go about evaluating different kinds of shows, and the enormous challenges that threaten the future of professional theater criticism. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Understudying on Broadway: Part Two – Sandra DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Heading Down Under Next Spring; Rebecca LaChance to Star?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that the multi award-winning Broadway hit musical Beautiful: The Carole King Musical will make its Australian premiere at a newly refurbished Sydney Lyric Theatre from September 2017. (more...)

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